Sickness and Medical Conditions

Minor Illnesses

As with all environments with groups of individuals there is a risk of your child picking up coughs, colds and other minor illnesses from their peers. In order to maintain a healthy environment we ask that if your child is unwell they should be kept at home.

Minor coughs and colds will not exclude attendance at nursery, as long as the child is well enough to cope with the nursery day. If your child is unable to cope with the normal routine then we may ask you to come and collect them.

The nursery has an exclusion period which must be adhered to for the following:

Chicken Pox
Until every spot has completely scabbed over usually 5-8 days
Sickness and/or diarrhoea
Not to return to nursery until 48 hours after the last episode
Conjunctivitis
After signs and symptoms disappear, usually 24-48 hours after treatment.
Slapped cheek*
Until rash has cleared and child is well
Hand, Foot and Mouth
36 hours after antibiotics started
Impetigo
Until treated
Head lice
Until treated
Measles
5 days after rash appears and child is well
Mumps
7 days after onset of swelling and child is well
Rubella
5 days after rash appears and child is well
Scabies
Until mites are killed - usually 2-3 days after treatment

 

IllnessExclusion Period
Chicken Pox Until every spot has completely scabbed over usually 5-8 days
Sickness and/or diarrhoea Not to return to nursery until 48 hours after the last episode
Conjunctivitis After signs and symptoms disappear, usually 24-48 hours after treatment.
Slapped cheek* Until rash has cleared and child is well
Hand, Foot and Mouth 36 hours after antibiotics started
Impetigo Until treated
Head lice Until treated
Measles 5 days after rash appears and child is well
Mumps 7 days after onset of swelling and child is well
Rubella 5 days after rash appears and child is well
Scabies Until mites are killed - usually 2-3 days after treatment

*Slapped cheek syndrome usually affects children aged between six and 10 years. Most cases develop during the late winter months or early spring. In children, the most common symptom is the appearance of a distinctive bright red rash on the cheeks. This is how the condition got its name. Find out more here - slapped-cheek-syndrome

Please note the above list is not exhaustive, just the common illnesses. Your GP will provide further information should your child have any other illness that needs to be quarantined from nursery.

Medication

Nursery will administer prescribed medicines only. The appropriate forms must be completed and signed by the parent or carer and the medicine MUST have the child’s name attached. (This also includes any inhalers).

Please Note - If your child is ill and cannot attend nursery you will still be charged FULL FEES

Illnesses and Medication

illnesses and sickness

Please refer to the exclusion table to see if your child is well enough to attend nursery.

medication

All medications must be clearly marked with the child's name.